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comment Why Can't Moshe's Hands Perform Miracles?
Perhaps it's a 'pun' on Moshe being too old/talmid-chacham/humble/nice to go fight battles himself.
Feb
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comment Are all hiriqs the same or is there a distinction if a yud or other silent letter follows?
@CashCow Hebrew doesn't make a question on-topic. Judaism does, no matter what language is being discussed in the Judaism-question.
Feb
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comment Are all hiriqs the same or is there a distinction if a yud or other silent letter follows?
@AniYodea Right, but I said "usually" for a reason :)
Feb
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comment Are all hiriqs the same or is there a distinction if a yud or other silent letter follows?
@AniYodea Traditionally, there are two different 'hiriq' vowels: the long one is usually denoted with a yud after it, while the short on is usually denoted without it.
Feb
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revised Are all hiriqs the same or is there a distinction if a yud or other silent letter follows?
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Feb
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comment Are all hiriqs the same or is there a distinction if a yud or other silent letter follows?
Grammatically one is a "long vowel" and one is a "short vowel". Whether or not you distinguish those in pronunciation is another story.
Feb
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comment Binding answers for Halachic questions
very related judaism.stackexchange.com/a/29148/759
Feb
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comment Is there a p'sak when dealing with de'os?
@Gavriel I have it at the end of 3:3. Perhaps a different printing?
Feb
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comment Which Way To Light Candles On Chanukah
" It is quite likely " Why so?
Feb
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comment Am I supposed to Ignore Most Non-Religious Jews?
Can you share the posek's name? That would increase this posts usefullness.
Feb
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comment Translation/Commentary on Targum
judaism.stackexchange.com/a/53433/759
Feb
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comment Looking for Shadal Al HaTorah
possible dupe judaism.stackexchange.com/q/15484/759
Feb
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comment Looking for Shadal Al HaTorah
yez, see judaism.stackexchange.com/q/12646/759
Feb
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comment Did any classic rabbinic sources discuss static electricity?
@user6591 I'm cool with your making edits in the spirit of your comment to Matt.
Feb
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comment Must the electrical lights be dimmed or turned off while saying “Borei Me'orei Ha'Esh”?
Does he give a reasoning?
Feb
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comment Can one say the “lights of fire” bracha before they light the Havdalah candle?
What exactly is the case where you claim there is a bracha levatala? Candle with electric lights also? Why isn't that considered benefiting from the candlelight?
Feb
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comment Why do some Breslov chasiddim have the custom to wear white yamalkas?
Ha judaism.stackexchange.com/users/1304/yoel I always thought it was some sort of building/monument.
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comment Can one say the “lights of fire” bracha before they light the Havdalah candle?
"Making a berakhah on the candle while your electric lights are on is almost certainly a berakhah le-vaTalah (a blessing said in vain)!" I don't see why. One need not actually distinguish coins to the light. He must be close enough that he could due to the light.